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Public Health officials also are preparing for seasonal influenza

September 5th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

COVID-19 may be the most prominent virus of concern in the U.S. now, but public health officials also are preparing for seasonal influenza. And indications are it could be a different season than what the U.S. experienced the past two years. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. experienced a steep drop in influenza rates due to masking and social distancing measures. However, that has changed, and health experts expect to see the reemergence of influenza in the winter. Maryland’s Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene Dennis Schrader said seeing that kids are vaccinated remains a priority…